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them to the ground. rich: we have contacted the faa repeatedly this morning. take a look at the numbers. 16 billion a year. total employees for the faa, 47,000. 50,000 of them are air traffic controllers. they are supposed to take one day off every other week. to you. connell: rich, thank you. let's go to the fourth opinion editor. he joins us from washington delta. the politics of this is interesting. we are just getting started this week. what is the political impact, in your view? >> i think political impact is very bad. it's a black guy for the obama administration, congress and the faa. this is going to come back and haunt washington in a major way. connell: you said it would be disastrous for the administration. why? >> well, i think ultimately the jury understands there are always ways to cut spending. it would make the obama administration appear as though it is making six. there has to be some other way to reduce expenditures that do not impact flight times and everything. do not think this looks good for congress or the obama administration. connell: most people believe that i
the stock is having such a tough time lately dropping below 400 just last week. >>> then the faa warning about long airport delays because of government budget cuts. but in addition to grounding your travel plans, the cuts could also prevent your portfolio from taking flight which we will look at coming up. >>> don't miss my exclusive interview coming up with johnson & johnson ceo alex gorsky. that stock hitting an all-time high today. how he plans to push it even higher. that and a lot more coming up on the "closing bell," most important hour of the trading day right now. we went out and asked people a simple question: how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed: the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ is apple >>> apple is looking a little more polished today. the beaten down stock one
. faa furloughs, they just kicked in. some delays now appearing late yesterday in and is around new york. this st for the first time with travelers waiting more than an hour. delays were seen at other airports in the u.s. the faa furloughs affect 47,000 employees, including nearly 13,000 air traffic controllers. experts say the first real test is today when traffic increases and you remember, you saw all these stories, even last week saying the sequester doesn't matter. >> because a lot of the stuff hasn't kicked in. now, if things don't matter this week, then you can say they really don't matter. >> so this is the test one way or the other. we're going to talk to mike boyd about all this and more. >> in economic news, a business economist says washington's budget tightening is having a minimal effect on business. 93% of those surveyed say political developments had no effect if the first quarter and 95% say they had no impact on capital spending plans. among the biggest concerns, global economic conditions and the potential for further government spending cuts and the regulatory environ
. there has been a battle going back and forth today about how bad it is that there. the faa put out a statement a short time ago saying that controllers will space planes farther tercel that they can manage planes that will the lead set delays. today there were approximately 400 business system attributed to a staffing reductions resulting from a furlough. it is out there. we are delayed. what do you think about that? >> i think it is a little bit crying wolf so far. today looked like any other day. there were delays add new work in new york and jfk that were attributed to high wind. charlotte douglas was the only one where it was attributed to staffing. about 20 minutes. nothing new. melissa: at the same time transportation infrastructure bill schuster said we know the faa has the flexibility to apply for a los. yet the administration has made choices that appeared designed to have the greatest possible impact on the traveling public. he is saying the faa is making this is painful as they possibly can to drive on the point that ain't made our money. that's possibly true? >> well, i
'll get the analyst behind that call ahead. >> also the sequester effect on travel. >> faa employee furloughs and our major airport delays and all in the future and former department of transportation inspector mary shafo live. another monday morning, david, in which you've propelled a major dow component, microsoft up over 4% on the news that an activist shareholder is buying a $2 billion stake. so i think by my calculations you've created on that report about $2.5 billion of value so far this monday morning. >> simon, it's the value being created by the news itself, not the fact that i've reported it and we've been able to tell people that value act, large activist fund that often does take large positions in companies and actually doesn't get active if things go their way have taken a $2 billion position. on a relative bases it's 1% or less than 1% overall is what it would amount to of the outstanding shares of microsoft. that being said, valueact does have a history of holding stakes for quite some period of time, monitoring those companies and their managements and then getting
to the airport to get back to new jersey. airport delays as faa furloughs begin to kick in. liz: rich edson at the airport. what are you hearing overall about the situation, rich? overall we got hundreds of delays yesterday. airline association says we could see up to a few thousand delays because of this when you look at this, go around the country, there are delays in charlotte, there are delays elsewhere. faa is saying there are delays basically close to coast. as far as specifics are concerned they could not provide us with any ties of numbers. that has a number about folks, especially republicans in congress say this is entirely structured by the faa to inflict what they say is maximum pain on airline travelers. this is comment about bill shoeser, the chairman of the transportation and infrastructure committee. he said disregard for the american public is indicative that the admin strution -- administration views the sequester as a attempt to score political points rather than address issues and than find real savings in a bloated federal brock bureaucracy. the way they arranged the la
are set to fly again. friday, the faa approved boeing's battery fix on its 787s. the jets could be in the air within weeks. meanwhile, boeing is slowing down production of its 747-8 jumbo jets because of weak demand for freighters. it is not expected to have a major effect on the jet maker's finances. dripping oil prices are seeping into the cost of gasoline. a gallon of unleaded fell around a nickel over the past week. phill flynn of price futures group joins us now. good morning to you phil. - good morning! usually you have me on when gas prices are going up and you are complaining. i think i should get some credit now that they are coming down. - how low will they go? - i think we could fall another 25¢ a gallon right now, because, let's face it, the cost of crude has been tumbling. in fact, if you look at the cost of brent crude, which has really been following gasoline prices, we are under $100 a barrel, and even opec may not be able to stop it, though they are talking about calling an emergency meeting. so the outlook for the summer driving season looks clear and sunny,
travel day it's monday. 47,000 faa employees will get furloughed as a result of budget cuts. they will lose one day of work every other week. the pilot's union due to the faa will staffect so many people. >> out of those 15,000 were air traffic controllers. perhaps it's a better idea to perhaps maybe drive somewhere because gas prices are going down. >> this is the time of year when they are supposed to go up. let's enjoy it while it lasts. gas prices could fall almost $0.20 by memorial day. it would go down to $3.30 a gallon. inventories are high we have a lot of supply. and the economy is slowing down. consumption is the lowest since 1997. this morning gas prices averaging 3.52 a gallon. last year at this time 3.86. that's a nice little savings. >> some say could go below $3 a gallon? >> rocky mountain region could see 32 -- $2.98. >> road trip. >> finally. it is 11 minutes after the top of the hour. a runner survives the marathon bombing only to return home to texas to witness the fertilizer plant explosion and he's sharing his story. we will have that coming up. >>> they
them. also delayed travelers finding themselves waiting in airports as faa furloughs just kicked in. >>> and the investigation in boston, the wounded marathon bombing suspect, he's now responding to questions. it's monday, april 22nd, 2013 and "squawk box" -- it's early, it's monday morning, it begins right now.
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